TRAGIC DJ Avicii, who died at just 28, has left his entire £20million fortune to his parents, legal documents filed in his native Sweden reveal.
Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, had not written a last will and testament before he was found dead in Muscat, Oman in April.
Legal forms made public by the Swedish Tax Agency confirmed the DJ’s parents Klas Bergling and Anki Lidén are set to inherit their son’s wealth of £20million.
Under Swedish law, Avicii’s entire fortune will be gifted to his parents as he was unmarried with no children at the time of his death, according to Swedish newspaper Expressen.se.
The internationally acclaimed DJ was reported to have had debts of £8.42m in the US and £73,430 in Canada, which were paid before his parents inherited his estate.
Avicii, who shot to fame with his Levels single in 2011, had a net worth of £61 million but was well-known to give away millions to charities.
Due to his chart-topping songs, the DJ was able to command fees around $250,000 for a club gig but the 28-year-old gave millions away to charities to help hunger relief.
He is said to have given away $1m from his 27-date House for Hunger tour of the United States in 2012 to the charity Feeding America.
The following year he gave another million euros to the Swedish aid organisation Radiohjälpen.
Avicii himself was less bothered about his millions, saying in a 2013 interview: “I discovered when I started making money that I didn’t really need it.”
The troubled DJ was described by his family as a “fragile soul who couldn’t go on any longer” after his passing and that he had “struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness.”
Before his death, Avicii spoke about his the “next stage” of his life in a poignant message while fans noticed other hidden meanings in the haunting lyrics on his songs.
In 2017 Avicii stopped touring and doing live performances after being diagnosed with pancreatitis from excessive drinking.
He was forced to have an emergency appendectomy and have his gallbladder removed.
However, the 28-year-old was also filmed with a drink in his hand just one day before his death.
In his unearthed True Stories documentary, Avicii said he felt pushed to perform when he didn’t want to, including predicting he’d die young after playing 813 shows in eight years.
Speaking to pals, Avicii admitted: “I have said, like, I’m going to die.
“I have said it so many times. And so I don’t want to hear that I should even entertain the thought of doing another gig.”
DJ Pete Tong said Avicii’s death was a wake up call to the music industry after his struggle was revealed in a documentary.
Speaking at the International Music Summit [IMS] in Ibiza, Pete said: “His death puts the spotlight firmly back on our industry.
“Ten years ago when we started IMS, we talked about how electronic music was going to break America and take over the world.
“To a large extent those things happened and still are.